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Recent Publications

Gilleland, E., and R.W. Katz, 2016: "extRemes 2.0: An extreme value analysis package in R." Journal of Statistical Software, 72, doi:10.18637/jss.v072.i08. [pdf file]

Verdin, A., B. Rajagopalan, W. Kleiber, and R.W. Katz, 2015: "Coupled stochastic weather generation using spatial and generalized linear models." Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 29, 347-356. [pdf file]

Cheng, L., A. AghaKouchak, E. Gilleland, and R.W. Katz, 2014: "Non-stationary extreme value analysis in a changing climate." Climatic Change, 127, 353-369. [pdf file]

Tye, M.R., D.B. Stephenson, G.J. Holland, and R.W. Katz, 2014: "A Weibull approach for improving climate model projections of tropical cyclone wind-speed distributions." Journal of Climate, 27, 6119-6133. [pdf file]

Katz, R.W., and R. Grotjahn 2014: "Statistical methods for relating temperature extremes to Large-Scale Meteorological Patterns." US CLIVAR Variations, 12, 4-7. [pdf file]

Rootzen, H., and R.W. Katz, 2013: "Design life level: Quantifying risk in a changing climate." Water Resources Research, 49, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20425. [pdf file]

Katz, R.W., P.F. Craigmile, P. Guttorp, M. Haran, B. Sanso, and M.L. Stein 2013: "Uncertainty analysis in climate change assessments." Nature Climate Change, 3, 769-771. [pdf file]

Smith, A.B., and R.W. Katz, 2013: "US billion-dollar weather and climate disasters: data sources, trends, accuracy and biases." Natural Hazards, 67, 387-410. [pdf file]

Kleiber, W., R.W. Katz, and B. Rajagopalan, 2013: "Daily minimum and maximum temperature simulation over complex terrain." Annals of Applied Statistics, 7, 588-612. [pdf file]

Karl, T.R., and R.W. Katz, 2012: "A new face for climate dice." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 14720-14721. [pdf file]

Kim, Y., R.W. Katz, B. Rajagopalan, G.P. Podesta, and E.M. Furrer, 2012: "Reducing overdispersion in stochastic weather generators using a generalized linear modeling approach." Climate Research, 53, 13-24. [pdf file]

Kleiber, W., R.W. Katz, and B. Rajagopalan, 2012: "Daily spatiotemporal precipitation simulation using latent and transformed Gaussian processes." Water Resources Research, 48, W01523, doi:10.1029/2011WR011105. [pdf file]

Sillmann, J., M. Croci-Maspoli, M. Kallache, and R.W. Katz, 2011: "Extreme cold winter temperatures in Europe under the influence of North Atlantic atmospheric blocking." Journal of Climate, 24, 5899-5913. [pdf file]

Gilleland, E., and R.W. Katz, 2011: "A new software to analyze how extremes change over time." Eos, 92, 13-14. [pdf file]

Towler, E., B. Rajagopalan, E. Gilleland, R.S. Summers, D. Yates, and R.W. Katz, 2010: "Modeling hydrologic and water quality extremes in a changing climate: A statistical approach based on extreme value theory." Water Resources Research, 46, W11504, doi:10.1029/2009WR008876. [pdf file]

Furrer, E.M., R.W. Katz, M.D. Walter, and R. Furrer, 2010: "Statistical modeling of hot spells and heat waves." Climate Research, 43, 191-205. [pdf file]

Katz, R.W., 2010: "Statistics of extremes in climate change." Climatic Change, 100, 71-76. [pdf file]

Podesta, P., F. Bert, B. Rajagopalan, S. Apipattanavis, C. Laciana, E. Weber, W. Easterling, R. Katz, D. Letson, and A. Menendez 2009: "Decadal climate variability in the Argentine Pampas: regional impacts of plausible climate scenarios on agricultural systems." Climate Research, 40, 199-210. [pdf file]

Letson, D., C.E. Laciana, F.E. Bert, E.U. Weber, R.W. Katz, X.I. Gonzalez, and G.P. Podesta, 2009: "Value of perfect ENSO phase predictions for agriculture: evaluating the impact of land tenure and decision objectives." Climatic Change, 97, 145-170. [pdf file]

Furrer, E.M., and R.W. Katz, 2008: "Improving the simulation of extreme precipitation events by stochastic weather generators." Water Resources Research, 44, W12439, doi:10.1029/2008WR007316. [pdf file]

Zheng, X., and R.W. Katz, 2008: "Simulation of spatial dependence in daily rainfall using multisite generators." Water Resources Research, 44, W09403, doi:10.1029/2007WR006399. [pdf file]

Zheng, X., and R.W. Katz, 2008: "Mixture model of generalized chain-dependent processes and its application to simulation of interannual variability of daily rainfall." Journal of Hydrology, 349, 191-199. [pdf file]

Apipattanavis, S., G. Podesta, B. Rajagopalan, and R.W. Katz, 2007: "A semiparametric multivariate and multisite weather generator." Water Resources Research, 43, W11401, doi:10.1029/2006WR005714. [pdf file]

Harper, B.R., R.W. Katz, and R.C. Harriss, 2007: "Statistical methods for quantifying the effect of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation on wind power in the North Great Plains of the United States." Wind Engineering, 31, 123-137. [pdf file]

Furrer, E.M., and R.W. Katz, 2007: "Generalized linear modeling approach to stochastic weather generators." Climate Research, 34, 129-144. [pdf file]

Katz, R.W., and M. Ehrendorfer, 2006: "Bayesian approach to decision making using ensemble weather forecasts." Weather and Forecasting, 21, 220-231. [pdf file]

Katz, R.W., G.S. Brush, and M.B. Parlange, 2005: "Statistics of extremes: Modeling ecological disturbances." Ecology, 86, 1124-1134. [pdf file]

Katz, R.W., M.B. Parlange, and C. Tebaldi, 2003: "Stochastic modeling of the effects of large-scale circulation on daily weather in the southeastern U.S." Climatic Change, 60, 189-216. [pdf file]

Katz, R.W., M.B. Parlange, and P. Naveau, 2002: "Statistics of extremes in hydrology." Advances in Water Resources, 25, 1287-1304. [pdf file]

Katz, R.W., 2002: "Stochastic modeling of hurricane damage." Journal of Applied Meteorology, 41, 754-762. [pdf file]

Katz, R.W., 2002: "Sir Gilbert Walker and a connection between El Niño and statistics." Statistical Science, 17, 97-112. [pdf file]

Katz, R.W., 2002: "Techniques for estimating uncertainty in climate change scenarios and impact studies." Climate Research, 20, 167-185. [pdf file]

Parlange, M.B., and R.W. Katz, 2000: "An extended version of the Richardson model for simulating daily weather variables." Journal of Applied Meteorology, 39, 610-622. [pdf file]